The Weight of an Infinite Sky

Carrie La Seur '93

The Weight of an Infinite Sky by Carrie La Seur ’93—inspired by Hamlet—is a coming-of-age novel which tells the tale of Anthony Fry, the only son of a cattle rancher who flees Montana for a life in the New York theater. When his father dies, he returns home to a family drama of Shakespearean proportions. Uncle Neal, the black sheep of the family, has become alarmingly close with Anthony’s mother, and a predatory mining company covets the Fry land. (William Morrow, 2018)

Booklist writes: “La Seur sets her exploration of the Shakespearean themes of abandonment and betrayal, remorse and regret, atonement and redemption against the stunning backdrop of Big Sky country and offers an intimate approach to epic emotions.”

Carrie La Seur’s critically acclaimed debut novel The Home Place (William Morrow 2014) won the High Plains Book Award, was short-listed for the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel, and was an IndieNext pick, a Library Journal pick, one of the Great Falls Tribune’s Top 10 Montana Books for 2014, and a Florida SunSentinel Best Crime Fiction pick for 2014. Her writing appears in such diverse media as Daily Beast; the Des Moines Register; Eyes on the International Criminal Court; Grist; the Guardian; Harvard Law and Policy Review; High Country News; Huffington Post; Iowa Farmer Today; Kenyon Review Online; Mother Jones; Oil, Gas, and Energy Law; Salon; and Yale Journal of International Law. 

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